Full screen

About the production

Sarah Kane’s first full-length play, Blasted is a brutal vision of a war-torn society viewed through an intimate and heightened series of violent acts, which shocked critics on its premiere in 1995.

Gaining iconic status as much for the media controversy that followed as for its forceful and radical exploration of violence, Blasted has since been re-evaluated and re-examined in the light of continuing international atrocities and is now widely regarded as a landmark piece of twentieth century theatre – uncompromising yet prescient.

Sarah Kane’s Blasted contains material that some audience members may find challenging. If you would like to view the content warnings, you can find them here.

Listen to the audio flyer and audio introduction.

Watch the BSL trailer.

Working with Graeae

In this new production RADA students perform alongside an inclusive cast of D/deaf and hearing actors from Graeae Theatre Company, integrating spoken English and British Sign Language.


Jenny Sealey has been artistic director of Graeae since 1997, during which time she has worked with companies and theatres across the UK and the world to place the talent of D/deaf and disabled actors centre-stage. Her international work includes productions in Tokyo and Dhaka, while her recent directing credits in the UK include This Is Not For You, Reasons to be Cheerful, The House of Bernarda Alba and Blood Wedding. She co-directed the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

For all performances:

  • Audio description is part live from the actors and part on the ear by audio describer
  • Captions are provided on iPads
  • All performances of Blasted feature full creative use of British Sign Language

Cast and creatives

Cast in alphabetical order

RADA acting students

Francis Lovehall Soldier

Sam James Page Ian

Georgia Silver Cate

Graeae Theatre actors

Stephen Collins Ian

Nadeem Islam Soldier

Emily Rose Salter Cate

Creative team

Director Jenny Sealey

Designer Lisa Ducie

Lighting designer Stephanie Erb

Sound designer Aiden Connor

Video designer James Godwin

Rehearsal images

Where to find us

GBS Theatre

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Malet Street
+44 (0)20 7908 4800

Getting here

By tube
Goodge Street Station: Northern Line 2 minute walk
Euston Square: Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Circle Lines
Tottenham Court Road: Central and Northern Lines
Russell Square: Piccadilly Line

By train
You can easily reach us by public transport links from London's major railway stations. The most accessible include Euston, King's Cross / St. Pancras and Waterloo